Kanazawa is a must stop on any visit to Japan. This compact city is lightly populated that offers an authentic Japanese experience with few tourists. It is easy to get to, easy to get around and is more affordable than other areas of Japan. Its fascinating history, dating back to the days of the Samurai, has evolved a culture of intricate arts including gold left decorating, lacquer ware, ceramics, fine cuisine, exquisite gardens, Noh music and onsens. Its people are charming, courteous, resourceful and hospitable.
Set in Ishikawa prefecture, a 2.5 hour bullet train ride from Tokyo, 65 minutes from Nagano or a short flight from Sapporo, Kanazawa is Ishikawa’s main city, a prefecture of seaside fishing villages in the shadows of its nearly inaccessible mountain temples. Living free from the bustle and modernity of the big cities, with a population still very much attached to its land, sea and ways of life. Here is a chance to discover real Japan, in Ishikawa’s many hidden treasures.
For the best experience, we recommend 2-3 nights in Kanazawa. From here you can explore Kanazawa’s many hidden treasures and Ishikawa’s many other regions. With its incredible history and culture since the days of the Samurai, alongside modern art, natural beauty, onsen and delicious food, Ishikawa offers something for everyone!
On your next skiing holiday to Japan, whether you are skiing in Niseko or skiing in Hakuba or any other ski resorts in Hokkaido or ski resorts in Honshu, add a stopover over in Kanazawa for a true cultural experience.
From $330 per person, twin share. Includes 2 nights in a double room, twin share at Hotel Nikko Kanazawa, 1 buffet dinner, entry into Nomaru Samurai House and a Kanazawa Loop Bus pass. Price valid 11Oct2017.
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